Jan. 13, 2001

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s hockey team fell, 6-2, to No. 8 Michigan Saturday in front of a season-high 13,308 fans at Value City Arena. Ohio State freshman R.J. Umberger posted a goal and an assist in the loss, while classmate Dave Steckel had an assist to extend his scoring streak to 12 games.

The Buckeyes fall to 11-10-1 overall, 8-7-1 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The Wolverines improve to 16-6-3, 10-4-1 in conference play.

Michigan put the game away with a three-goal second period. With the game tied 1-1, Josh Langfeld broke the tie with a power-play goal, assisted by Andy Hilbert and Mike Cammalleri. The Wolverines extended their lead four minutes later on a Jeff Jillson goal before Geoff Koch put the Wolverines up 4-1 on a goal at the 14:44 mark.

OSU cut the lead to two, 4-2, early in the final stanza on an Umberger goal. He was assisted by Jean-Francois Dufour and Dave Steckel. The assist extended Steckel’s scoring streak to 12 games.

However, Michigan came right back with two unanswered goals for the 6-2 final tally.

OSU also received a first-period goal from Scott May. He was assisted by Reed Whiting and Umberger. The assist was Whiting’s first career point.

Mike Betz made 19 saves on 25 Michigan shots, while the Wolverines’ Josh Blackburn stopped 27-of-29 Ohio State shots he faced in the game.

Ohio State returns to action next Friday, traveling to Notre Dame for the first game of a two-game series.

UM 6, OSU 2 Jan. 13, 2001 Value City Arena Columbus, Ohio

Goals by Period 1 2 3 F UM 1 3 2 6 Ohio State 1 0 1 2

Shots by Period 1 2 3 F UM 6 12 7 25 Ohio State 12 4 13 29

Power Plays UM 0/3-1/2-0/0=1/5 OSU 0/2-0/1-1/2=1/5

Penalties/Minutes UM 2/4-2/4-4/8=8/16 OSU 3/6-3/6-2/4=8/16

Scoring Summary UM-OSU 1st Period 10:34 UM 1-0 Hilbert 17 (Cammalleri, Koch) 11:32 OSU 1-1 May 4 (Whiting, Umberger) 2nd Period 4:26 UM 1-2 Langfeld 9 (Hilbert, Cammalleri) pp 8:32 UM 1-3 Jillson 6 (Koch, Matzka) 14:44 UM 1-4 Koch 7 (Hilbert) 3rd Period 5:20 OSU 2-4 Umberger 9 (Dufour, Steckel) pp 10:59 UM 2-5 Matzka 7 (Cammalleri) 14:45 UM 2-6 Ortmeyer 10 (Shouneyia)

Goalies UM Blackburn (60:00) 11-4-12–27 OSU Betz (60:00) 5-9-5–19